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Video of the Week: 1990 Leyland Daf T244 Expedition Truck Build

The Leyland Daf T244 is a 4-tonne British Army vehicle that was manufactured in Lancashire in Northwest England. Owner Alex Jackson bought this truck specifically because of its 12-valve Cummins 6BT engine and spent roughly $70-thousand (Canadian) total between the truck and the habitat build.

Alex performed a slew of upgrades including adding a custom front steel bumper, a rotary injection pump, a transmission swap, and a 100-gallon fuel tank. He also added a tire carrier with a mechanical hand-crank hoist for a full-sized spare. Check out the video for a full breakdown of everything Alex did to make this unique vehicle expedition-ready.

When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.